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CISA Winter Workshop: Agriculture Labor Laws

February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We will cover federal and state labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. CLF’s Legal Services Food Hub will present resources for understanding how to comply with regulations, as well as how laws protect both workers and farm owners.

Location: Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke
Presenter: Attorney John S. Gannon, Skoley Abbott – Springfield, MA,  Conservation Law Foundation, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

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Snow Date: March 14

This workshop is part of the CISA Winter Workshop Series: 

Policies Practices, and People

Farmers and related business owners and operators, you are invited to participate in CISA’s seven-workshop series “Labor Management: Policies, Practices and People” beginning January 2018.

A well rounded farm operation needs to be a positive workplace that meets the needs and expectations of managers and employees. Addressing the issues of ethical management, staff retention, and effective communication and training tools, this series’ topics span the needs of multiple farm audiences. Whether you are new to farm employment or looking for advanced methods to improve staff management and workplace culture, these workshops will provide tools for a productive, healthy, and just workplace that improves farm operations. Examples in the workshops will be farm related, but the skills and methodology will be relevant to all businesses.

By participating in at least three workshops, you will be eligible to receive a one-on-one consultation to improve your staff management and operations.

The cost to attend the whole series is $75 for Local Hero Members or $15 for each individual workshop. The non-member cost is $95 for the series, or $18 for each individual workshop. Food will be provided at each session. If cost is a barrier to your participation, please feel free to contact Stevie to discuss options—we want everyone to be able to get the training they need to effectively operate their business. Scholarships may be available.

Contact Stevie Schafenacker via email or at (413) 665-7100, ext. 27 for more information.

Translation services may be provided upon request.

Funding for CISA’s Winter Workshop Series is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/National Institute of Food and Agriculture under award 2016-70017-25423, USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through grant USDA-AMS-SCBGP-2016, USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service through grant 16FMPPMA0002, and by individual contributors and Local Hero members. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


February 13, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Holyoke Community College Kittredge Center, Room 303
303 Homestead Ave
Holoyke, MA 01040 United States
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